This week my guest is Rachael Shepard-Ohta, a sleep specialist who has helped families around the world through her business and online community Hey Sleep Baby. On Instagram alone Hey Sleep Baby has over 150K followers. This is all thanks to Rachael’s real-life sleep tips and advice and her down-to-earth take on parenthood and raising well-attached kids.
In this episode of the boobingit podcast Rachael talks about what normal infant sleep behaviour is, and what we can expect in terms of sleep from a newborn, older baby and toddler.
Rachael dishes out some really helpful and practical tips for sleep-deprived parents. and offers helpful guidance on safe co-sleeping – looking at why it could be a viable option for many families.
We also talk about how best to transition a baby to their own room (when parent and baby are ready) and how to promote better sleep in young children by first tending to their emotional needs.
“Most babies are not doing anything wrong, they are doing exactly what they are meant to be doing which is waking and feeding very frequently. So I think shifting the narrative and shifting the perspective is really helpful – so how can we better take care of ourselves during this difficult phase?”Rachael Shepard-Ohta
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